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Senko and Topwater – Kayak Bass Fishing A Small Backwater Creek

May 27, 2020 61 No Comments


Let’s go fishing! Tim is in a small creek with crystal clear water that dumps into a big murky water lake. He’s targeting post spawn bass with a Senko, popper, dropshot, and swimbait. The bass moved into this creek to spawn but now they’re feeding along the lay downs and overhanging brush before returning to the main lake. Whether you prefer a kayak, a bass boat, or walking the shore bank fishing, you’ll enjoy Tim’s tips on saving money while catching fish. 

Tim started the day hoping for a quick reaction bite but it wasn’t in the cards. He quickly switched to a wacky rigged senko and caught a ton of fish! The key here is to understand that he was still on the same water. We often push for the reaction bite but when you have limited areas to fish its best to adapt to the conditions. By giving up the topwater and fast moving baits Tim suddenly found himself surrounded with willing fish. While they weren’t in the mood to chase, the slow falling senko proved more than they could resist. 

Below is a breakdown of the 4 lures that Tim brought on the kayak. He kept it simple but was still able to cover all his bases and adapt to changing conditions. The links go to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. 


Worm- Yamamoto 5″ Senko:

Colors: Green Pump/Watermelon Lam, Bama Bug

Hook- Owner Weedless Sniper Finesse 1/0:

O-Ring Tool- O Rigger:

O-Rings- O Rigger Rings:


-Megabass Pop Max (Mat Shad):


Worm- Roboworm 6″ Straight Tail (Oxblood Red Flake):

Hook- Owner Mosquito (Size 1/0):

Weight- Swagger Tungsten 1/4 oz Tie-On Weight:


-River2Sea S-Waver 168/200:

Color: Warden Hitch

Senko Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7′ Medium:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- Sunline XPlasma Dark Green Braid 16 lb:

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon 10 lb:

Drosphot Casting Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Medium Light+:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50 MGL HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb Braid:

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon 10 lb:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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